The city of West Hollywood will be installing new pedestrian safety devices starting the week after Thanksgiving.
On Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, the city's contractor, Siemens ITS, will begin installation of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon equipment at the following unsignalized crosswalks:
-Santa Monica Boulevard/Westmount Drive
-Santa Monica Boulevard/Orange Grove Avenue
-Crescent Heights Boulevard/Norton Avenue
The Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon is a pole-mounted device that consists of two rectangular lights installed below a pedestrian crossing sign. The lights are activated by a pedestrian push-button and provide a flashing sequence to enhance crosswalk visibility to motorists.
The contractor's working hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the work is expected to last two weeks.
During construction, the community will have full access to businesses and homes, however while the contractor is working some on-street parking will be prohibited on Santa Monica Boulevard. and Crescent Heights Boulevard near the intersections.
Next week, the contractor will hand-deliver notices regarding the project to the properties adjacent to the construction work.
Please observe the Temporary No Parking signs and traffic control devices installed for your safety around the construction work area.
Questions can also be directed to the Department of Public Works, 323-848-6375.